Writing With SeedPen
We really like writing with wooden pencils. They have a tactile feel that even the best mechanical pencils can’t match. Getting up to sharpen them forces us to take a break and look around, a great way to reconnect during a long problem set. We designed SeedPen around a high quality Ticonderoga cedar pencil body. It’s a great writing experience. And it smells really nice too.
We want every part of using SeedPen to be fun, so instead of sacrificing overall quality (and adding cost and complexity) by grafting on an eraser, we scrapped it entirely. Putting an eraser in it would have been a mistake. There’s a lot of good “external” erasers out there, we’re happy to make some recommendations. And who knows, we may be putting seeds in them too soon enough.
When SeedPen is too short to use, it can be planted to grow into a wonderful flower, herb, or vegetable.
The seed capsule is water activated, the first few times you water SeedPen dissolves the protective capsule and starts the seed’s germination. The pencil shaft can be kept in the soil as a helpful labeled planting marker or it can be removed. We’ve planted dozens of SeedPens and have found that they usually SeedPen in around a week.
We want every SeedPen to succeed so we include at least 3 seeds in each capsule to maximize the chances of successful SeedPening.
Each SeedPen package comes with a helpful planting instruction card.
Flavors of SeedPen
SeedPen comes in a random number of delicious flavors, including:
- Cherry Tomato
- Forget Me Not
- Green Pepper
- Heirloom Basil
- Heirloom Cherry Tomato
- Heirloom Tomato
- Morning Glory
- Special Edition Bacon
Questions and Answers
How does SeedPen work?
SeedPen is a high quality cedar pencil with a water-activated seed capsule at the tip. When the seed capsule is exposed to moisture it begins to degrade, releasing the seed within SeedPen and starting its germination. You can leave the pencil in the soil as a helpful planting label, or pull it out. You can plant SeedPen wherever you like, though we recommend an area that gets plenty of sunlight.
What happens if I accidentally wet my SeedPen?
If you spill something on your SeedPen the tip will begin to dissolve, getting the seed ready for germination. Unfortunately SeedPen doesn’t know the difference between accidental and intentional watering, so if you accidentally wet your SeedPen it’s time for planting. We’ve worked hard to make a resilient seed capsule but it’s a tradeoff between resistance to accidental spills and plantability.
What if I chew on my pencil?
If you are in the habit of chewing on the end of your pencil SeedPen will probably activate and dissolve in your mouth. We think this is a great tool to break yourself of that habit. On a lighter note, SeedPen is entirely non-toxic!